EP Kings beat Border in Currie Cup

The well-drilled EP Kings were in firm control in the second half as they beat the Border Bulldogs 19-35 at the Buffalo City Municipal Stadium.

Credit must be given to the Kings management for their effective game plan and for keeping the team focused after a frustrating first half. The Kings, physically superior to the gutsy but outmatched Bulldogs, used their most effective weapon, the rolling maul, well as No 8 Cornell du Preez scored a hat-trick of tries from that tactic.

Du Preez benefited because the Kings were without the services of marquee player Luke Watson, but he was not missed as the sheer physicality and forward power of Eastern Province always gave them the edge over the Bulldogs.

The home side were reduced to surviving on scraps of possession and their banditry did bring them a fine try by No 8 Theunis Lambrechts and four penalties in a brave display.

Final Score Border Bulldogs (6) 19 Eastern Province Kings (10) 35


Border Bulldogs
Try: Theunis Lambrechts
Conversion: Jannie Myburgh
Penalties: Myburgh (2), Reinhardt Gerber (2).

EP Kings
Tries: Tiger Mangweni, Cornell du Preez (3)
Conversions: Wesley Dunlop (3)
Penalties: Dunlop (3).

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